Chapter 40, Aisha and Tony Rolls Out the Red Carpet, Pt.1
I could recognize the surroundings, and the brick exterior that told me it was Sax. The woman was familiar to me, but I couldn’t identify her. I could see that Tony was not happy. There was a short exchange of words, and then she moved slowly and deliberately into his personal space. She cuffed his ear, and delivered whatever was she’d wanted him to know. I saw Tony’s face change from upset to concern, and I instantly sprung up from my sleep unaware of where I was. I looked around for a few seconds, and realized that I was at home, in bed with Tony. The disturbance of my quick awakening did not awaken Tony however, and so I returned my head to my pillow. I lay awake holding onto the things I’d seen, and then out of nowhere, there was a voice, a whisper in my consciousness, that said, “He knows.” I jumped up again and this time I sat on my side of the bed for a few moments unaware of what it meant. When I couldn’t take any more of the open air, I retreated to the bathroom. I stood with my back against the door. In my mind perhaps I thought my back towards the truth could make it go away. I’d just practically gotten off my knees after the alter call at Shayne’s Christening, and now I was on my knees again. “What does this mean God?” I whispered. And almost without any delay, there was that inaudible whisper in my consciousness again, “Love him.” I didn’t get it. God had to know I already loved Tony. It was the reason I’d taken him back. And then, there it was, total epiphany. He’d taken me back. I covered my face in horror and in awe. Either God had suddenly showed up in a moment of crisis, and given Tony an ability I could not fathom, or He’d been there before we’d even met. I could have personally stood on either side of the matter, but none of it was important now. I had my orders, and although I’d assumed I was already on the job, I realized that I could do better. I remembered in the moment how much Tony had desired to start a family with me, and how I’d asked him to give me more time. I thought about his sacrifice, and suddenly I felt safe enough to consider his desires. I quickly got up and began emptying my birth control pills into the toilet. We were already married, but this was the moment that I understood we’d become Mr. and Mrs. Santious. Now, we were not living for ourselves alone.
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